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  • How-Tos: Switch to Mac: Buying your first Mac

    You've thought long and hard about it and have decided to make the switch from your Windows PC to a Mac. The hard part's over, right? You just traipse down to a promising-looking electronics boutique, slap down your credit card, learn the secret handshake, and you're a Mac owner.

  • How-Tos: Change iPhone App Store to UK

    What do you do if the App Store on your iPhone thinks you are in a different country? We show you how to change the App Store on your iPhone to the UK. It's really easy when you know how.

  • How-Tos: Type faster on your iPhone by using shortcuts

    The keyboard on the iPhone and iPod touch can be a bit fiddly to type on, and although the autocorrect system is remarkably good, you can still save time by setting up custom shortcuts. Here's how to do it.

  • How-Tos: How to improve smartphone battery life

    Fed up with those low battery warning on your smartphone? We offer some simple tips and tricks you can use to eek out extra hours of use, including dimming the screen plus some other nuggets you probably don't know about. UPDATED: 12th April 2013

  • How-Tos: How to use an iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot: configuring Personal Hotspot

    Connect to the internet when you're on the go by using your iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Learn how in our step-by-step guide.

  • How-Tos: How to thoroughly wipe all data from your devices

    Nothing lasts forever – especially not in the realm of hardware. If your Smartphone, Tablet or hard drive has long passed its prime and you plan on selling it, you should make sure to permanently erase your data from it. Here's how to do so for each individual device.

  • How-Tos: How to track lost Laptops and Smartphones with Prey

    Few situations are quite as terrifying as having to leave your laptop at a café table for a quick visit to the restroom – and with good reason. Theft is a nasty, but ubiquitous risk. Luckily, by installing Prey, you can track, control and find lost devices if should ever come to that. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: How to move from iPhone to Android

    Things to consider before moving from an iPhone to an Android phone. How to transfer contacts, calender, photos, video and music from iOS to Android.

  • How-Tos: How to play any video format on your iPhone or iPad

    Download an inexpensive - or even free - app and you can play any video format on your iPad or iPhone. Forget all that time-consuming transcoding from one format to another. We show you how to do it.

  • How-Tos: How to jailbreak iOS 6.1

    With every new iOS release, a jailbreak isn't far behind. Using a new untethered jailbreaking tool, evasi0n, this is how to jailbreak your iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPad mini, plus other models running iOS 6.x UPDATED: 4th Feb 2013

  • How-Tos: Create and edit documents with Quickoffice Pro HD on iPad

    The iPad can be a decent productivity tool with the right apps. We explain how to create and edit documents with Quickoffice Pro

  • How-Tos: Best things to do to keep a MacBook Pro running fast

    Here are some of our best tips on how to keep your MacBook Pro running fast.

  • How-Tos: Automatically sync iPhone and iPad videos with your computer

    Photo Stream is great, but it doesn't work with videos. Here's how to transfer and sync your iOS videos wirelessly from your device to your PC or laptop automatically.

  • How-Tos: How to use London tube Wi-Fi

    Here's everything you need to know about using the Wi-Fi internet at London Underground tube stations.

  • How-Tos: How to set up an iPad or iPod touch for kids

    If you bought your kids an iPod touch or iPad then you’ll need to set it up so that they can’t go on an unexpected spending spree. We'll also explain how to help prevent damage and theft.

  • How-Tos: Remains of the Day: The boys of summer

    It may be the summer of the iPhone 5S; Apple's considering dropping into China; and an old friend of Apple's has some advice for Tim Cook. The remainders for Tuesday, January 15, 2013 love for you will still be strong.

  • How-Tos: How to sync Facebook and iPhone contacts

    If you want to sync your Facebook and iPhone contacts, here’s how to do it. We also outline the pitfalls to watch out for, and how to remove Facebook contacts from your iPhone or iPad running iOS 6.

  • How-Tos: How to make a Mac visible on a Windows network

    Here's where we show you how to make a Mac visible on a Windows network.

  • How-Tos: Notes on notifications

    If, as is the case for an increasing number of people, your first experience with an Apple product came via an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you've likely noticed that your iOS device and your Mac offer some of the same features. This is part of Apple's "Back to the Mac" strategy, where features introduced in iOS, its mobile operating system, are then brought to the Mac OS. One such feature is Notification Center, the subject of today's lesson.

  • How-Tos: How to rip a DVD on a Mac

    Ripping a DVD on a Mac isn't too different to ripping a DVD on a Windows PC, the only real difference is the software you use. Here's how to rip a DVD on a Mac.

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